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Old Feb 05, 2012, 07:53 PM
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With the V struts soldered up, I started on the hardwood covers. They supply two pieces of over-lengthed grooved hardwood which you cut half giving two oversized pieces. Plans show the V struts with wood but your to measure on your installation as it will most likely be different. I took some eyeball measurements off the plan and freehanded the curve, then just cut with a scroll saw, sanded and rounded the edges. There is a thin ply plate that goes on both sides of the bottom V. Wood gets epoxied to wires. doesn't mention it but I'll rough up the wires first. These get wrapped with something white, white mono or thread, etc 3 spaced evenly for scale effect later on. They say this was done to keep the spruce struts on the real thing from splitting.
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